Health and Wellbeing.

At Forge Valley School, we take the physical and mental well being of our pupils and staff very seriously. We have therefore put together some useful information and websites for you to use and read.  

Epic Friends  

This site is all about helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally. 

Young Minds

We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.

Voice Collective  

Support and info for people hearing voices 14-19 year olds.

Sheffield Young Carers 

Support and information for young people who have a carer’s role who are aged 8-25 year olds.

National Self Harm Network

National self-harm network; advice, information, distractions techniques adolescents.


Mental health advice; reducing stigma campaigns under 25 section.

Head Space 

Meditation/relaxation app 13 and up. “Brilliant things happen in calm minds”.

Mental Health and Wellbing Apps

Student Psychological and Counselling Services.


Mindshift anxiety application 12 and up. 


Whether you are experiencing mental health issues, you are worried about someone else, or you are interested in how to stay mentally healthy, there are lots of different ways you can look after your mental health and find support.

Eating Disorders 

Under 18’s helpline – 0845 634 7650 


Information, support, crisis line up to 19.  0800 1111 

Children & Young People’s Empowerment Project

The Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project is a charity dedicated to raising the voices of young people and giving them the confidence, influence and platform to shape their world.


18 years and under | 0800 1111  


If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.

Calm Harm App

Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change.

Young Deafhope 

Young DeafHope is a unique project working with young Deaf people of eleven years and older, to raise awareness of abuse and domestic violence. Our aim is to help young people change or avoid abusive behaviour, and to help them to have healthy relationships and stay safe.

Underwear Rule 

NSPCC have launched a video version of our successful Underwear Rule guide to help deaf children talk PANTS and stay safe.

Children and Young People – Sheffield Mental Health Guide 

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Children & Young people – Hopeagain 0808 808 1677

Adult – Cruse Bereavement Care – 0808 808 1677 

Child Bereavement

Explaining miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a newborn baby to young children (Child Bereavement UK)

Winston’s Wish

Another useful source of support and information around bereavement is Winston’s Wish. A useful summary of their support for children experiencing loss is here.

National Autistic Society

Incidentally, the NAS have had launched their re-brand this week with a new logo, and a new vision for ‘a society that works for autistic people’.


It can be difficult to discuss death and bereavement, or help a child or adult with autism to cope with a death. Every autistic person, and their level of understanding, is different. The NAS have guidance here.

Grief Support for Young People

Please find below links to both Google play and the iOS App stores. 

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